Construction on the theater at East High School is progressing. The contractor has completed a majority of demolition work and has started the build-out of the auditorium, new mezzanine and multi-purpose room. Major equipment has been ordered including the stage rigging, lighting, sound systems and seating.
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The referendum to improve accessibility, add learning space to overcrowded schools, renovate buildings in need of repair and upgrade our technology infrastructure passed on April 7, 2015, with an 82% majority. Read more.
Updates from the Assistant Director of Facilities Services Rick Hopke, Director of Building Services Chad Wiese and Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Mike Barry.
Construction crews continue to work on the addition at Kennedy Elementary. The foundation work was completed in early fall. Work on the structural steel frame, second floor and roof decks is complete. Work has started on the exterior wall construction and as weather permits, crews will work on the roof tie-ins between the addition and the existing building.
The remodeled library at Huegel Elementary School looks amazing! What a great way to begin the new school year.
Crews are making great progress on construction at Mendota Elementary and Jefferson Middle Schools.
At Mendota, crews continue to install new flooring. They've already installed new ceilings, new boilers, new lights and a new fire alarm system.
At Jefferson, crews built walls in the upstairs classrooms and installed new sinks. The main office area has been expanded and the library has been remodeled.
We are excited about the progress at both schools and can't wait to see the finished projects!
Check out the social media posts below to learn more and see photos of the excavation and demolition happening around the district this summer.
Our high school auditoriums are used for a variety of purposes, including performances, athletic gatherings and community presentations. The needs of East High School's auditorium warranted the inclusion of a $4.3 million upgrade in our $41 million referendum in 2015. Construction is underway and the project's anticipated completion date is March 2017. We are excited for the opportunities the renovated theater will bring, as well as the long-range planning work happening at schools across MMSD.